1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Hang-Gliding Accident at Park in Milpitas

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A man died and a woman was injured in a hang-gliding accident Monday at Ed R. Levin County Park in Milpitas, authorities said.

The Milpitas Fire Department released a few more details about the crash at approximately 8:25 p.m., including that the woman involved in the crash was sent to the hospital in critical condition. Her current condition is not known.

The incident was reported shortly before noon at the park, located at 3100 Calaveras Road. 

Crews had to gain access to the park from Monument Peak Road and were assisted by a Cal Fire helicopter and Stanford Lifelight medical air support, Milpitas Fire said. 

The man died at the scene and the woman was airlifted to a hospital, according to Santa Clara Sheriff's Office spokesman Russell Davis.  

Authorities are investigating what led to the accident, Davis said. Investigators were still at the scene as of 8:30 p.m., according to the fire department. 

The park is the largest in Milpitas, with sites for both hang-gliding and paragliding.

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